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Grain Science and Industry

Grain Science and Industry
Kansas State University
201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


Stark, Charles

Jim and Carol Brown Associate Professor in Feed Technology

Waters 002
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-4017 fax

Area(s) of Specialization

Feed Safety, quality assurance and feed processing technologies

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Kansas State University, 1988, B.S. Animal Science–Dairy Science
Kansas State University, 1990, M.S. Grain Science
Kansas State University, 1994, Ph.D. Grain Science


Bio Brief

Dr. Charles Stark joined the Grain Science and Industry faculty as the new Jim and Carol Brown Associate Professor in Feed Technology in early August 2013.  He has been working closely with us on the transition from the two old feed mills to the new O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center.

Dr. Stark is a K-State alumnus with degrees in animal sciences (B.S.) and grain science (M.S., Ph.D.). Before joining NC State in 2006, he spent 12 years in the feed industry with responsibilities in feed manufacturing, quality assurance, and plant operations. He has a joint faculty appointment in the departments of Grain Science & Industry (75%) and Animal Sciences & Industry (25%).  He serves as the faculty coordinator of the new O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center and Cargill Feed Safety Research Center.

A primary focus of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center is the training of the next generation of feed industry leaders through student internships and extension workshops.  His extension program provides outreach in the areas of feed safety, quality assurance, and feed processing technology to the citizens of Kansas, the United States, and people throughout the world.  The emphasis of his current research is the testing of new products and feed manufacturing processes that allow animal agriculture to efficiently produce a safe food supply of meat, milk, and eggs.